Lake Erie Docks and Lifts
Lake Erie borders four states and Canada and is the fourth largest of the Great Lakes. Lake Erie produces more consumable fish than all of the other combined Great Lakes making it a great place to visit, vacation and live. Species known to inhabit the lake include wallhanger walleye, trophy rainbow trout, jumbo yellow perch, and small mouth bass. It is the warmest of the Great Lakes in the summer and the first to freeze in the winter.
Lake Erie Docks
Lake Erie Docks have to be in a protected area of the shoreline since the lake is known for “lively” waves that can appear quickly based on wind patterns. Protected areas along the shoreline provide a much needed buffer for dock systems. The most common Metal Craft Dock on Lake Erie is the heavy duty floating dock. The central basin of Lake Erie located off the shores of Ashtabula Township features a Metal Craft Dock system. The system is comprised of 5′ wide and 15′ – 20′ length sections. ADA compliant ramps custom made for the system make accessing the community docks easy. Metal Craft Docks require little maintenance and will last decades into the future. All floating docks feature polyethylene encased flotation so they are environmentally safe – a requirement by the ODNR. Heavy Duty Floating Docks are used in commercial and residential applications when the water levels fluctuate greatly or if the area sees a large amount of wave or wake movement. If you are interested in having a quality product for your lake front property, consider contacting Metal Craft Docks for a dealer near you.
Lake Erie Lifts
Lake Erie Lifts are a necessity for protecting watercraft from harsh water. Metal Craft Lifts are available in four boat lift models and two jet ski models. Boat Lifts are available in 4000 and 5000 lb. models with a variety of accessories allowing you to customize the lift to your specific need. PWC Lifts are available in two sizes 850 and 1200 lbs. Boat Lifts and PWC lifts must be in a protected area and are the perfect complement to your Metal Craft Dock. All Metal Craft lifts are made from 100% aluminum with yellow zinc fasteners and nylatron pulleys. Bunks and side guides are covered in marine grade carpet for a classic finished look. Contact Metal Craft for more information or a dealer close to you for installation.
About Metal Craft Docks
Metal Craft Docks recently celebrated 80 years of manufacturing aluminum boat docks. We are very proud of our history; History that began when two German fabricators started a small fabrication shop in Cleveland, Ohio. Metal Craft Docks and Lifts are made entirely of aluminum so they are naturally light-weight making installation and removal for storage easier. We are proud of the craftsmanship that goes into every one of our products manufactured locally in our Mentor, Ohio facility. When you purchase a Metal Craft Dock and Lift you are making an investment. We know you will be happy with your Metal Craft purchase for many decades into the future!